On October 5, 2017, the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) held its fifth annual workshop in Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on “Scientific challenges in the risk assessment of food contact materials.

Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer, Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Masaryk University, Czech Republic, summarized the main challenges in risk assessing food contact materials (FCMs), for example dealing with non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) (FPF reported). In a short interview, he highlighted that FCMs would have to be redesigned to reduce their chemical complexity and the number of chemicals used in their manufacture. Watch his speaker spotlight on YouTube or on the 2017 FPF Workshop website.

Prof. Dr. Scheringer’s entire presentation at the 2017 FPF Workshop can be found here.